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    Were to get/take power feed for screen and PS2?

    I need to get power to my PS2 (8.5V with converter) and to a screen. The screen is in the centre console and the PS2 is in the glove box.

    Do I have no choice but to take both power feeds through to the car battery??

    Many thanks (In Advance) for your help


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    If u've got an amp in the car, then u can take a feed off that, just use some kind of a distribution block on the cable from the battery to the amp.


    If not, then I dont know how to get a pernament live, as all my "accesories" are powered off the amp cable, appart from my snooper that's wired into the back of the ciggie lighter, so it's ignition switched.

    Hopefully someone else can provide extra info if required.
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    Thanks but it would be just as easy to go through to the car battery. I dont` want to bother removing seats and side trim panels again.

    If I run the power from the screen to the back of the cig lighter wiring would that work, and run the PS2 power to the car battery??

    Ordered the inverter for the 8.5V PS2 today, cost £73.......................... and will be with me tomorrow (thanks to autosparks for supplying me with the website address).

    Glove box is out, ashtray unit is out and the TC panel is out.

    Really want to complete this tomorrow afternoon so if anyone has any more suggestions, they would be greatfully received.

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    73 quid for a voltage regulator and a couple of plugs!!!! that's obscene

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    My dvd and screen are runnng of a permanent live feed from the back of the head unit, and works a treat, aint you got one of them 12v converters that were being sold on here

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    It's one of the new PS2's, yeah ?

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    Yeah it was a new PS2 so 12v down to 8.5v

    Glad they sorted you out alright mate, spoke to them myself and they seemed helpfull
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
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    The ciggie lighter is an ignition switched live, and it can carry high current. The HU wires will provide u with a permanent live and an ignition switched live. Im not sure how much juice they can flow though. Check the value of the fuse on that circuit to see if the wiring can flow enough to power the HU and the PS2 and the screen...
    I guess that if it cant, the fuse in the car should blow before melting the wires - that's what fuses are for!

    Anyone know for sure how much current the std HU wires can carry safely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon-DTi
    73 quid for a voltage regulator and a couple of plugs!!!! that's obscene
    To be honest, it could of cost £173 for all I care at the moment, needed it for tomorrow, the company were very helpfull, it was in stock and they could ship it to my works address, the only factors that come into thinkgs at the moment. Money doesn`t even come into it for me.

    I couldn`t of used a standard 12V converter as the PS2 is 8.5V.
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    OK, headunit now out. Getting there.

    I`m just going to fit the new console and mod the glove box this afternoon, will leave the power problem untill I`m 100% sure of ther best way to do it. Might just run both to the battery.

    Second battery soon me thinks.

    Autosparks, yes they were very helpfull, emailed them first to confirm they had one in stock and the price. Phoned them up, placed the order and was told it would go out that night to my works address by city link. Top people, friendly and only too willing to help. The lady that emailed me said that if I needed any installation advice then I could call one of their technical guys.

    Thanks.
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